07 Jun '11, 6pm

Tomorrow is World #Oceans Day! How will you celebrate our oceans? Here's one way:

Tomorrow is World #Oceans Day! How will you celebrate our oceans? Here's one way:

My hope is that this event organized by the Oceans Day Festival Society will mark a turning point in the recovery of basking sharks to our coast. On Canada's Pacific coast about one basking shark a year is confirmed and similarly in the US and Mexico they are also still occasionally observed. Last year the Pacific basking shark was listed under Canada's Species at Risk Act, which led to a proposed recovery strategy. This strategy calls for cooperation with other nations (Mexico and US), better monitoring and reporting, science, and public education. Increased awareness about the plight of this huge shark has brought increased recovery activities in US waters. While it is unlikely that any of us will see a major recovery of the Pacific basking shark in our lifetime, this animal has been around in more or less its present form for over 30 million years — let's hope it's surv...

Full article: http://www.davidsuzuki.org/blogs/healthy-oceans-blog/2011...

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